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How to Go Online: Counselling During the Coronavirus

  • 16th Mar 2020
  • Suzie Mosson

The current health crisis means many counsellors are considering taking their practice online for the first time. Therapist Suzie Mosson, a director of Online Training for Counsellors, has some expert advice for practitioners looking to make this move, from reviewing insurance and fees to choosing a webcam programme and re-contracting with your client. Top of her list of guidance? Don’t panic – plan.

Love and psychotherapy (5/5): Endings

  • 13th Mar 2020
  • Divine Charura

Love is fundamental to human lives, cropping up repeatedly in client narratives and consulting room dynamics. But how much do we understand about it? Dr Divine Charura, editor of Love and Therapy, concludes his five-part series on the role of love in life and psychotherapy with some reflections on the importance of facilitating a good ending in therapy.

Working with Avoidant Attachment: Early Stages

  • 10th Mar 2020
  • Linda Cundy

How might we begin to work with clients with avoidant attachment patterns? In her third blog about working with highly defended clients, Attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist Linda Cundy shares how she has engaged clients who have learned to hide their needs and avoid commitment.

Love and psychotherapy (4/5): Community

  • 6th Mar 2020
  • Divine Charura

Love is fundamental to human lives, cropping up repeatedly in client narratives and consulting room dynamics. But how much do we understand about it? Dr Divine Charura, editor of Love and Therapy, continues his five-part series on the role of love in life and psychotherapy with a consideration of the power of community and the psychotherapist’s potential to be an agent of social change.

Understanding the Pressures on PhD Students

  • 5th Mar 2020
  • Rachel E. Morgan

Anxiety and depression are on the rise among PhD students. But therapists working with students aren’t always aware of the very particular pressures clients in this group are under. To mark University Mental Health Day, psychodynamic counsellor Rachel E. Morgan, who works at two university counselling services, shares insights from her practice – and from her own time as a PhD student and postdoctoral researcher.

What is Disordered Eating?

  • 4th Mar 2020
  • Howard Farkas

The term eating disorder is easily defined, with reference to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But what about disordered eating? To coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Dr Howard Farkas, a clinical psychologist and author specialising in emotional overeating, makes the case for paying more attention to clients with disordered eating behaviours – and explains how to distinguish this from merely atypical eating.

Rejecting Diet Culture in Clinical Work

  • 3rd Mar 2020
  • Judith Matz

Helping clients with eating issues means understanding the diet mentality and addressing our own biases regarding body size. To mark the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, therapist and author Judith Matz critiques diet culture, explains the importance of attuned or intuitive eating – and urges clinicians to watch out for ‘diets in disguise’.

Love & Psychotherapy (3/5): The Therapeutic Relationship, Erotic Transference

  • 28th Feb 2020
  • Divine Charura

Love is fundamental to human lives, cropping up repeatedly in client narratives and consulting room dynamics. But how much do we understand about it? Dr Divine Charura, editor of Love and Therapy, continues his five-part series on the role of love in life and psychotherapy with two vignettes around compassion and erotic transference in the therapeutic relationship

A Rights-Based Approach to Working with Refugees

  • 25th Feb 2020
  • Jude Boyles

Empowering clients to speak up for their rights is a complicated business – especially when they have arrived in the UK via refugee camps and war zones. Therapists may find themselves working with guilt and fear, and needing to encourage a sense of justice in the consulting room. Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire, offering therapy to Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (VPRS). In her fifth occasional blog about this work, she recalls clients who have been reticent to challenge and complain

Love & Psychotherapy (2/5): Attachment and Neuroscience

  • 21st Feb 2020
  • Divine Charura

Love is fundamental to human lives, cropping up repeatedly in client narratives and consulting room dynamics. But how much do we understand about it? Dr Divine Charura, editor of Love and Therapy, continues his five-part series on the role of love in life and psychotherapy with a look at attachment research, mirror neurons and the contributions of Polyvgal Theory.

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